- Bachelor, Geography, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 1998
- Masters, Community & Regional Planning, University of British Columbia Vancouver, 2003
- PD courses in Project Management, Real Estate Development, and Leadership
- 2015/1 – Present: Senior Planner, Nunavut Planning Commission
- 2008/5 – Present: Principal, Cairnstone Planning
Land Use Planning Projects in Imo State Nigeria, northern Uganda, Yukon, Nunavut, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, northern Ontario.
- 2012/6 – 2013/1: Manager, Long Range Planning, Red Deer County Alberta
- 2012/4 – 2014/6: Sessional Instructor, University of Alberta, Applied Land Use Planning
- 2011/9 – 2011/12: Sessional Instructor, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Planning
- 2010/9 – 2012/4: Administrator, N’Quatqua First Nation, Darcy British Columbia
Oversaw all aspects of the government, including health, public works, educations, social services, business development. Oversaw 8 positions directly and 45 positions indirectly, with $3.5 million annual budget.
- 1998/5 – 2010: GIS Fish Habitat Technician-Analyst, Nova Pacific Environmental
- 2008/1 – 2008/5: Senior Planner, Jasper National Park
- 2005/12 – 2007/8: Manager, Community Planning, Government of Nunavut
Oversaw 5 remote offices and up to 12 staff. Designated Authority for Subdivision Approvals and Legal Planning Documents. I have found that my work here was very similar to my work in Uganda, Kenya, Myanmar, and Nigeria.
- 2003/8 – 2005/12: Environmental Assessment Coordinator, Indian & Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Areas of interest
I have an unrealized passion for planning of large urban systems, which is sometimes called metroplexing. Metropolitan complexes, or metroplexes, are formed either by many large cities gradually sprawling into one another, such as Megalopolis in the northeast USA or the Pearl Delta region of China (Hong Kong to Macau); or from densely-populated rural areas undergoing an urban transition, such as is happening in Kerala or central Bangladesh. My ideal role would be in a leadership position, establishing land use plans and governance systems for emerging metroplexes through democratic processes.
To accomplish this, I must adjust my skillset from a rural regional focus, to an urban regional focus; while transitioning leadership skills from leading-from-behind visioning more into the power projection aspects associated with a senior executive.